|Laura Palmer - Still Life [IA000] - Laura Palmer|
Still Life is an instrumental album that weaves together lugubrious melodies and otherworldly sound effects. Soft guitars parry with electronic mutterings like slumber with the alarm clock; tuneful bleats of distortion rouse the bric-a-brac beats from their reverie; wistful half-heard organs rise and fade as fragments of environmental ambience flop and trawl like the unconscious ocean lapping at the mind's shore.
Keywords: Alternative; Electronic; Instrumental Pop; Electropop; Indie-tronica
Downloads: 6,559 (3 reviews)
|C.J. Pizarro - Snow Crabs [IA002] - C.J. Pizarro|
There are two legitimate stances that one can take in the face of a world that is cruel, stupid, and absurd: the Lachrymose and the Laughing. C.J. Pizarro's Snow Crabs is a risible, boisterous, and endlessly inventive avant hip-pop album that shamelessly adopts the latter. Pizarro's exuberance and creativity boil over into bizarre lyrics, lavishly haunting production, picaresque style-hopping, gorgeous melodicism, goofy characterization -- even the madman burbling of acapella orgasm...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Hip-Hop; Rap; Trip-Hop; Experimental; Electropop; Poptronica; Eclectic
|Swain - The Single [IA001] - Swain|
Matt Shimmer of Indieville was overheard saying that "For the most part, Swain is pretty successful with The Single! While these songs can become a bit tiresome (hey, there's twelve of them!), many electronica listeners will be able to find a lot to like in them! The only problem is the presence of numerous extraneous tracks, including the directionless closer, "Synapsis," and the rhythmically challenged "Dross"! These are completely unnecessary, given some of the album's better moments - includ...
Keywords: IDM; Experimental; Electropop; Indie-tronica; Abstract; Broken Beats
|The Harvey Girls - The Harvey Girls [ia008] - The Harvey Girls|
On their debut imaginary album, The Harvey Girls weave sweetly delicate melodies into hauntingly evocative soundscapes, creating a seamless fusion of pop and sonic experimentation that is both as lovely and foreboding -- in a word, sublime -- as the sight of a watery, lemon-tea sun being swallowed by an ominous black thundercloud. Or, as a friend of mine and instant admirer of theirs put it: "Sounds like they probably shouldn't need anyone's help finding a real label...
Keywords: Alternative; Pop; Electropop; Indierock; Indie-Pop; Noise Pop
Downloads: 44,006 (2 reviews)